IAB Report – Lada Vesta concept teased before its Moscow debut
Posted on: Jul 9, 2014 - 9:54am IST
Lada has released the first teaser image of the Lada Vesta concept that will be shown at the Moscow International Motor Show taking place next month. The Vesta, which is reported go on sale before September 2015, will replace the Lada Priora.
Lada’s CEO, Bo Andersson, stated that the Vesta will cost approximately 400,000 rubles (INR 6.96 lakhs), and that the vehicle has been designed on a completely new platform. The Vesta would feature safety equipment seen in European cars, and will make use of VAZ and Renault made engines. The Priora is powered by a 1.6-liter petrol engine capable of 98 bhp, and comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox, which could also be carried onto the Vesta.
Andersson said that the Vesta would offer class-leading interior space and lowest cost of ownership. It would build on features seen on the Priora which includes dual front airbags, power steering, heated front seats, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, ABS and climate control system.
Apart from the Vesta, reports say that Lada will also showcase two other concepts at the Moscow show – a hatchback and an EcoSport rivaling crossover.
Needless to say, the Vesta will not be India bound as Lada is not present in the country.
Competitors: VW Polo Sedan (VW Vento), Hyundai Solaris (Hyundai Verna)
Expected Price: INR 6.96 lakhs (starting price)